Bad with Babies

Some forms of character assassination come in the form of photographs. Such photographs are designed to capture a public figure in a displeasing or vicarious moment, for example a picture of a politician making an unusual expression. The photograph of US President George W. Bush holding a baby is a perfect example of this method, as it is intended to reinforce the image of a buffoonish, unpopular, and greatly disliked figure. This photo also implies that even those who are the furthest removed from politics, such as infants and children, share loathing for the president.

George W. Bush

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